Director of Community Programs

Fairfield Museum | Fairfield, Connecticut

Background

The Fairfield Museum in Fairfield, CT is a privately-supported, non-profit educational organization that provides a wide array of engaging educational programs, cultural exhibitions and special events that teach regional history, celebrate our shared heritage, and prepare students and adults to be better informed citizens and more active participants in their community. We believe in the power of history and the arts to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. The Fairfield Museum creates experiences that make history personal, engaging and meaningful, and in so doing, strengthen people’s connection to the world around them.  Museum exhibits and programs attract more than 35,000 visitors a year and our educational programs serve more than 6,500 students from across southwestern Connecticut.  

Job Summary

The Fairfield Museum believes art and humanities have an integral role in sustaining a thriving community. We are seeking an energetic, thoughtful, and visionary, part time Director of Community Programs to coordinate, cooperatively plan, and implement a new series of multi-sector, innovative and fun family and adult programs, art installations, and performances that will provide participants meaningful opportunities to delve deeply into their community’s identity and take an active role in creating a more inclusive future.

Reports To

Executive Director

Responsibilities

The Director of Community Programs will convene and lead community planning groups; design and develop collaborative programming that gives voice to multiple perspectives; develop and sustain partnerships with regional arts, performance and cultural organizations; and oversee the delivery of programs, lectures, community forums, art installations and performances that advance the Museum’s mission to use the arts and humanities to strengthen community and help shape its future. Programs will occur primarily at the Fairfield Museum and seasonally on the adjacent outdoor Museum Commons.  

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate broad and successful experience in facilitating and leading collaborative planning; implementing creative, diverse and dynamic indoor and outdoor programming that builds new audiences; experience in developing and sustaining relationships with community groups; have strong connections in the Connecticut and New York arts, education, and social service communities; demonstrate strong organizational skills; and be independently motivated and a strong team player. Bachelors degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field required.  

Compensation

Competitive compensation

How to Apply

Please mail or email a cover letter and resume detailing relevant work and program development experience by January 26, 2018 to Director of Community Programs Search, Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Email: lreilly@fairfieldhs.org.  No calls please. EOE. Position to begin in March, 2018.

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